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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. to miss Super Bowl

Oct 11, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. (50) in the first half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium The Raiders defeated the Chiefs 40-22. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs rookie linebacker Willie Gay Jr. will not play in Super Bowl LV after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus, NFL Network reported on Friday.

Gay, 22, sustained the injury during Thursday’s practice. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021 season, per the report.

Gay recorded 39 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in 16 games since being selected by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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He did not participate in either of Kansas City’s postseason games due to a sprained ankle sustained in the season finale versus the Los Angeles Chargers on Jan. 3.

–Field Level Media